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Norwegian Skrei fish on sale at Harrods. London’s exclusive Knightsbridge store partners with premium supermarket chain Booths and Norway’s Seafood Council to sell the special Arctic cod. Skrei, known as ‘Gadus morhua’, is a delicacy in Norway. It has a lighter flesh and richer taste to ordinary cod and is only available between January and April. This annual migratory fish swims from the Barents Sea back to its spawning ground off the Lofoten islands located on Norway’s northern coast, Nordland County.

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Norwegian Skrei fish on sale at Harrods

Published on Monday, 27th January, 2014 at 07:20 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 27th January 2014 at 12:27.

London’s exclusive Knightsbridge store partners with premium supermarket chain Booths and Norway’s Seafood Council to sell the special Arctic cod.

Gadus morhua
Skrei cod is a delicacy in Norway. UK customers can buy it at Harrods and Booths supermarkets this week.Gadus morhua
Photo: Hans Hillewaert/Wikimedia Commons


Skrei, known as ‘Gadus morhua’, is a delicacy in Norway. It has a lighter flesh and richer taste to ordinary cod and is only available between January and April.

This annual migratory fish swims from the Barents Sea back to its spawning ground off the Lofoten islands located on Norway’s northern coast, Nordland County.

The majority of are caught from small 10-15m vessels. It is packed within 12 hours to ensure optimum quality and freshness, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council – the marketing body for Norway’s seafood industry.

Skrei is available to purchase at Harrods’ fish counters this week, with in-store sampling. Its arrival was marked with a hand delivery from Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone.

Booths will also be selling it from its fish counters and in pre-packed portions from this month. Sales price guidelines are between GBP £12.50 to GBP 25 per kilo, reports say.

Most of Booths’ branches are located in Lancashire, northern England. It also has branches in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, as well as North and West Yorkshire.

Recipe ideas:

Skrei can be prepared in a number of ways, for example as ceviche, or lightly-cured and thinly-sliced with dill, lemon, sea salt, and olive oil.

As a main course, it can be roasted and served with some anchovy and braised fennel.

What’s your favourite?                

Facts

In order to be classified as Skrei, the cod has to be:

  • Caught fully grown - as a large, mature cod of at least 5 years of age
  • The skin needs to be immaculate, with no scratches, bruising or injuries
  • Packaged within 12 hours of being caught
  • Stored on ice at a temperature between 0° and 4° Celsius
  • Whole, fresh Skrei has to have the ‘Skrei’ brand attached to the forward dorsal fin and put in a branded box showing ‘Skrei’.

(Source: The Norwegian Seafood Council)



Published on Monday, 27th January, 2014 at 07:20 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 27th January 2014 at 12:27.

This post has the following tags: norwegianfish, skreicod.





  
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